Wouldn't a geolock blocking US users from going to that Danish site be:
A) Appropriate to keep the hooligans out.
B) Let Danes download the 1TB file faster
C) Ironically humorous.
Last week, the Danish government put a 1:1 scale replica of its country online at Minecraft and invited players to politely explore the land of Lego and Carlsberg. Gamers being what they are, you can guess what happened next. "Several large Danish towns have been leveled to the ground and a lot of new things have been built …
That would probably be something to consider if Dansk Folkeparti was running things.
Thankfully they are not, and so introverted and unrealistic belief in a Danish ability to simply stand alone are not the norm.
Let the Americans come! Let them all come. We'll offer you a Gammel Dansk and discuss (pretty much) any topic you should desire!
A -- The site pictured was done up by non-Americans and was, literally, a "false-flag" operation, or;
B -- U.S. Minecraft players who are THAT juvenile and jingoistic are too stupid to get their own flag right (Even if the number of stripes is limited by the construction program, at LEAST get the order right with the RED stripes on the top and bottom edges)!
@ Ken Hagan -- No... flying a national flag upside-down is -- I believe -- an internationally-recognized distress signal; flipping the colors around is just stupidity.
I'm, honestly, leaning towards option B myself, but -- remembering that the "Mohammed cartoons" controversy started in a Danish newspaper -- I can't COMPLETELY rule out someone seeing a chance to tweak the noses of both Denmark and The Great Satan in one go. I'll admit that I put the odds pretty low on this possibility, but I wouldn't put them at zero.
Mike, the image shows three different types of US-oid flags:
I think there's an official server where you can stroll about, AND there's an option to download the map and stroll about.
Perhaps some would like to see the map before downloading a TB of data - or perhaps they have a dataplan in place and so would rather not spend it downloading all of Denmark, when all they're interested in is blowing up a couple of bits of the Capital...
If the USofA put up a minecraft replica of its, i.e. god's, own country and someone came along starting to be destructive... Well, before you could enter you had to apply for cyber entry at least seven day before you intend to enter, pay a registration fee upon which you'd be vetted. If accepted you could enter. Unless your name's on a non-surf list. Or some other name that looks somehow similar to yours. Or someone just made up a reason, a reason that won't be disclosed and can't be contested but nevertheless a reason, for not letting you in.
Anyway, someone finally destructed, say, and god forbid for it's its, the capitol/white house/NYC/whatever. How long before they bomb, I mean real bombs that go boom, another country because, you know, war on cyber terrorism, protection of intellectual property, and so on?
[this post contains sarcasm aplenty and is not to be taken too serious]
Way to go El Reg! The article you link to at Danmarks Radio has a link sending people right back to you (the original article you had on the story) :)
You're being put forward as the exemplar of the several international news outlets that have picked up on the story! So be proud that for every major non-Danish news outlet that ran this story, you are seen as the best (or perhaps the least critical, but that seems far-fetched)!
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In fact the comma as thousands separator is also used in the USA, Canada, Australia, NZ and swathes of Asia too (ie the target audience for El Reg and then some).
That's true. But DENMARK (where the original text was written) is in Continental Europe, which is why I said Continental Europe, but explicitly excluded the UK so that some poor Americans didn't think this was just another weird thing that all Europeans do...
I get that this wasn't probably a very good thing for people to do, and yes it is pretty childish. But, from what I'm looking at in the screenshot taken is pretty nice. I mean griefers in general have a habit to be completely over the top and destroy everything, whereas these people made an attempt to keep it funny. Maybe my sense of humor is a little rash but it's a game, I understand that what they (denmark) are trying to do with a recreation of their country; but these 'griefers' actually attempted to keep it ... civil (?) in a sense as to not raze the entire section of the map. I get the childish aspect around the ordeal, but I don't think anyone is really looking at these seriously like it's a big deal. If I re-created my country in a blocky sandbox adventure game and some people came from a different country and did something like this I'd find it amusing. I'd think that it's pretty funny because it's a game, and in the end no one really meant any harm from it.
Yes Wiznard, you get it but those euro-morons don't. You have to have really, and I mean REALLY, low expectation when you deal with Europeans. I know I'm from there. European brains are very low capacity and, unlike the rest of the world, they don't get not even the simple things. They are REALLY PATHETIC.
And this is to the euro-trash idiots... IT'S A GAME YOU MORONS!!! I know you have nothing to be proud of since Europe is irrelevant on the world's scene but come on... getting upset about a stupid game? That's pathetic.
In fact, in Europe, they write the day of the month before the month, and in some parts of Europe they use periods instead of colons to separate hours, minutes and seconds!
(Tenuous link to a quote from "Bart vs. Australia")
Also in some parts of the world they use non-English words and bizarre character sets to communicate with each other. Quelle surprise!
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That's nice to know. Could someone please tell me how to get it ?
I would appreciate something more specific than just "go to the Danish geo site and download it there", because I went to the site and can't, for the life of me, find out how to get the download.
Yes, I found the interactive map where they show you the 10km2 chunks to choose from, but after that ? Is there any easier way ? Torrent link maybe ?
Any info is welcome.
Wow, and you all prove how stupid, uneducated and arrogant Europeans really are. Just because they used American flags means absolutely nothing. It could be anyone from any country. If I wanted to create a problem I would use a Chinese or Russian or British or German or any other flag and judging by your limited capacity euro-trash brains that would work perfectly.
And attacking America for something that a few people did (most likely not even Americans) is absolutely pathetic. America didn't do anything you pathetic euro-losers. Some kids did, that most likely are not even Americans. But hey, what can you expect from ignorant and arrogant fools like the Europeans, right? I'm glad I don't live in Europe anymore because this close-minded behavior and stupidity that Europeans display is embarrassing. When people ask me I don't even tell them I'm originally from Europe because anywhere in the world Europeans are consider automatically ignorant and arrogant. And Europeans are not like anywhere in the world... that's another fact.
And by the way, Americans know how American flag looks like. In fact there were numerous researches done and they found out that this "Americans don't know this and Americans don't know that" was fabrications and euro-trash propaganda. They actually did research about Europeans and their knowledge of the world, and their own countries, and their found out that almost 90% of Europeans know absolutely nothing about the world, and their own countries, as oppose to almost 60% of Americans. American education is much better than any given European country. That's why America is number one for people from all over the world to get a good education and Europe is not.
And last thing, Denmark's government never said that those people that did it were Americans, you pathetic losers. So keep this euro-trash propaganda and anti-Americanism to yourselves. And remember that, when you come again on your knees to Americans begging for help like you always do... another fact.
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